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@cc - they're both good basketball players too. Rajon currently, obviously, and Jen played collegiately for Louisville (so did Kisha)

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@Linda - I love the idea, but I can't imagine there's enough time to get it done. I think we only have 3 or 4 episodes left.

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I'm still disappointed that Jet and Cord were eliminated, but I can't say I agree that the other teams cheated. There isn't anything in the rules that says you can't share information. If there was, the teams would have been penalized.

Back in the earlier seasons teams used to talk about forming alliances with each other like the game was Survivor (I review that show, too, for all of you CBS reality TV fans!). I used to laugh at that sort of nonsense because it rarely did the allies any good. This is a good example of how an alliance can be beneficial.

I'm mostly frustrated that the U-Turn was at the end and not in the middle. That would have really changed the leg. Jet and Cord would have definitely been U-Turned and possibly lost anyway, but at least there was more chance for another team to panic and U-turn someone else. That would have made it more interesting and given Jet and Cord more of a fighting chance.

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@emmitt mak - what were the reactions of your viewing partners?

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@melon - good point about Zev and Justin. They do always kill the navigation.

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@Steveo - good call on the next challenge. One like that might definitely stir things up a bit.

@erik & Jeremy - while the show is definitely slow now, I'm not so sure Rob's a shoo-in for the winner, even if he and the ex-Ometepes simply whittle down the Zapateras and then deal with their six. I think it'd be an upset if he doesn't get to the finals, but I could see him losing a la how Russell has lost the last two seasons.

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@drich61 - If what you say is true, it still doesn't explain why there was no duel this week. What if they're changing the size of the jury?

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@Natalie Rogers - If that's true, then it does explain the seemingly irrational anger that we saw. What does frustrate me is CBS editing the episode that way if it distorts the truth. I know why they do it, it builds drama and thus ratings, but I don't like the dishonesty.

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Yikes, Lauren, this was a tough episode for you then. If you're not a loyal Robite like myself (I'm sorry, his ability to control the game is too impressive for me to hate. I understand why people don't like it, but I'm impressed) there's not much left to root for. Ralph, I guess? Grant, sorta? It's tough.

The point about Ometepe never looking for or talking about an immunity idol is amazing. How has Steve not gone up to Phillip or Grant and said "so, who found your immunity idol?" When they say no one, Steve will undoubtedly say "well, then Rob obviously has it."

Brian from Survivor: Thailand dominated in a pretty similar fashion to what Boston Rob is doing. However, that's often considered one of the worst seasons even of Survivor. You'll be shocked to learn that I found Brian as equally as impressive to watch.

Brian won Survivor: Thailand. Do we think Boston Rob can win Survivor: Redemption Island by going along this same path? If all the Zapateras end up on the jury, would they vote for Boston Rob? If not, who would they vote for?

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I wasn't a fan of Ron and Christina to begin with because Ron was always so patronizing with Christina. However, they, particularly Ron, began to grow on me a little bit in the last few episodes. Ron was kind of the bumbling, lovable idiot towards the end.